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both looking over their shoulders. >> you mentioned paul ryan. of course i cannot go on without asking about him and the role that he has played in this congress and the degree to which his celebrity is embraced by other republicans who are presumably, as you say, as ambitious as the. he is the one who kind of got out. he is the one who rose above the others to be plucked as mitt romney's running mate. is everybody in the republican leaders have for that matter the republican ranks happy to see in there? is the resentment of him? to their respective as much as they are said to for his brain and his facility with numbers? >> they do respect him, and i think that there are those -- the people who resent and distressed paul ryan in the republican party are the members of the so-called tuesday group, which is the group, the waiting in member group of moderate republicans in the hand. they resented the imposition, the so-called ryan budget as the republican house budget. that budget, by the way, and brian's budget pancaking around for several years when he was the ranking member of the hous
quick point. one is very interesting role the paul ryan will play from this point on. paul ryan was simultaneously a loser and a winner on tuesday night. a winner because he won his house seat, a loser for the obvious reason but also for a couple of additional ones. it's kind of embarrassing when you put on the ticket and you can't carry your own state. but also his percentage and his own district went down significantly. at the same time there is no question that paul ryan, it was a national figure but far more recognized by those of us in the intellectual world and the cometary and then by others. paul, you go, could've walked through any airport outside of wisconsin or washington in america and might well have gone unnoticed. now obviously he is a significant national figure and include one in the mix for 2016. but he's in the next four that kind of conservative community that has dominated the primary and caucus process before. and going along with these kinds of compromises that include tax increases as part of a package, he comes a little trickier for him. and it also beco
interesting role the paul ryan will play from this point on. paul ryan was simultaneously a loser and a winner on tuesday night. a winner because he won his house seat, a loser for the obvious reason but also for a couple of good additional ones. it's kind of embarrassing when you're put on a ticket and you cannot carry your own state and also his percentage in his own district went down significantly. at the same time there is no question that paul ryan who was a national figure who was far more recognized by those of us in the intellectual world than by others. paul a year ago could have walked through any airport outside of wisconsin or washington in america and might well have gone unnoticed other than maybe by one or two people and now obviously he is an enormously significant figure in clearly won in the mix for 2016. he is in the mix for that kind of conservative community that is dominating the primary and caucus process before and going along with these kinds of compromises that include tax increases as part of the package comes a little trickier for him and it also becomes trickier f
. [laughter] to make between congressman paul ryan and the vice president joe biden should be fun. and an coulter reverses will be goldberg. i have to say that would be extremely wrong cited because there would have to stop every response just like last night. the it team a factor aside is she is courageous. truly courageous and is willing to use her satirical highlights for issues of the day describes itself as the polemicist to likes to stir the pot and does not pretend to be impartial or about list. her background has prepared her well as a lawyer and graduated with honors from cornell, graduate of michigan and what school and author of eight new times bestsellers the ladies of the few are the only ones that have not read your book. and "mugged" racial demagoguery from the seventies to obama" i encourage your ready-to-eat it. i felt so on burgeoned and liberated i will get his rid of those bottled words. >> lazy, angry, constitution, e xperienced, holding down the fort, peanut butter, community organizer, the black hole and apartment and black share. i know i am not role i will
and and raged. not because it makes such a difference if you are paul ryan use say come on. it does not make much of the difference but the injustice is in reaching. also regulation. the tick related industries where it is based on obligatory framework what was the greatest rip-off of the american middle-class the regulatory failure leading up at 2,008. i don't the candidate is the perfect country there are many problems but when counterexample the show's the distilled regulate the bankers is canada they did not have a financial crisis just because regulators said no to the bank's. it was hard. talking to authorities finance ministers said we were so upset with the rest of the world i went to beijing and it tidies said your canadians are so conservative. i amatory and the communist chinese are telling me i am too soft? [laughter] but they held belied. i give them some much credit. average wealth for families is higher than the american family. to talk about the rip-off is failure of bank regulations. >> one more quick question? >> i am sorry. one of carlos say against books i assume they wor
eastwood episode. did not change a lot of minds. the selection of paul ryan was a pretty strong selection. he turned out to be a very strong campaigner. i think he certainly please the conservative base. on the other hand, the challenger did not win wisconsin so didn't pay off in that regard. but the first debate absolutely did pay off. romney came in very well prepared for a lot of people who predisposed to not like him, he came off as presidential, very smart, very comfortable with himself, and clearly it was obvious that the president had prepared for the wrong debate. he clearly had prepared for romney to take a host of positions that he did not push forward in that first debate. romney had his chance for a comeback. he just was not able to keep it going in the debates that followed. now, three quick and narratives that turned out to be true about the american public. one is a think americans want to be hopeful. during an election like this, they want to be inspired to want to be told the world can be better. this is the main reason obama was elected the first time around. it was a lo
and behold, a week and a half later we had paul ryan. i don't think chris christie would've made a difference. but it is interesting and there has been a lot of contention that the convention culminating today between chris christie. >> chris christie is not a guy that forgets. he has a lot of pride. >> that is well said. chris christie helped president obama get reelected. it's kristy christie was part of that. >> i want to look at the real-time results. democrats are in the waning senate races. north dakota, nevada, new mexico and wisconsin. if that were to hold and a lot of those are too close to call, that means you end up with a senate that has 54 democrats and two independents. bernie sanders and angus king, the newly elected independent from the state of maine. there would be 56 senate democratic votes. mitt romney has structured a very flawed campaign you have mitt romney they say if you are your own lawyer, that's not a good idea. it is a terrible idea. they had a very inefficient structure, a confused message. dealing with a candidate. they were shocked at his first debate performan
that way. >> you played paul ryan during the vice presidential debate. you know the paul ryan budget plan almost as well as paul ryan. i don't want to go too far. i know you know it well. what can you say about that plan, knowing you were critical of the, you post a pic what you see in a plan that could be the basis for middleground, even between yourself and paul ryan moving forward? he's going to be part of these negotiations. you will be part of these negotiations. is there anything in that plan that you think could be deceived for some sort of compromise? any areas that you'd be willing to sit down and negotiate with republicans? >> there's very little overlap between the democratic budget and house republican budget. there are some areas of common ground. for example, we all believe that there are savings to be made in terms are going back many of the excessive agricultural subsidies. that's part of his budget, part of ours, get rid of some of these direct payments. we should be able to agree on those issues. fairly quickly. and there are some other items, but you raised a very inter
this and if you are paul ryan you say come on, that doesn't make any difference in balancing the budget. doesn't make much of the difference but the injustice is enraging and the other thing that is important was regulation, particularly of those industries where the whole industry is based on what is a regulatory framework and most visibly finance stand if you want to talk about the greatest rip-off of the american middle class, and the middle class around the world, the regulatory failure leading up to 2008, it didn't have to be like that. i don't want to say canada is the most perfect country in the world because there are problems but one thing that is a great counterexample which shows you can have a normal civilized economy, cars and computers and live like a normal person and still regulate your bankers, is canada. canada did not have a financial crisis even though the rest of the world did, because the canadian government and canadian regulators said no to their banks and was hard. it was interesting talking to canadian authorities, canadian finance minister said we are so out of step
, the majority leader, calls people like paul ryan, who is now running for vice president. .. >> if you keep doing this, you are going to risk your speakership. the president said when i talked to him, interestingly enough, he said in fixing -- he realizes the magnitude of all of this, as does speaker boehner, key democrats, key republicans realize what it is. and the president literally said to me, i would willingly lose an election if i could solve these problems. it is that serious. tim geithner, the treasury secretary, in the book is quoted thousands of words telling the president, you have got to do something about this problem. we have to fix it. you literally, it's not that we're going to close down the government, we will close down the american economy and, in turn, the global economy. if they do not solve the issue of this runaway spending, get some way to stop borrowing in excess, he tells the president of the united states if we default on this, on our obligations and our ious, we will trigger a depression worse than the 1930s. anybody here remember the 19 1930s depression? you p
. he is paul ryan's foil in on the budget committee in the house. again, a very young sort of take charge, charismatic leader, raised a lot of money. he ran the democratic congressional campaign committee for two cycles, so he has a lot of pull within the caucus. it's complicated a little bit by the fact that he and hoyer are friends, and they both represent the same state, they've run within the same circles. van hollen was the assistant to the speaker in nancy pelosi's last term as speaker, so that seems to be the surface that bubbles to the top as well. debbie wasserman schultz, the democratic committee chairwoman. nobody does that job for too long. she is looking for a way into leadership, but right now i hesitate to use terms like the smart money, but the smart money seems to be if pelosi wants to anoint a successor or get behind somebody, it would be van hollen. >> thank you. so that shakespearean drama makes what's going on in the senate look tame by comparison. what's going on if. >> i think it is pretty tame. obviously, with the senators adding two seats, harry reid, chuck
that paul ryan, who was a national figure but far more recognized by those of us in the intellectual world and the common period and by others he could have walked through any airport outside of wisconsin in america and might well have gone unnoticed by one or two people. now obviously he is a significant national figure and clearly one in the mix for 2016. but he is in the mix for that kind of conservative community that is dominated let primary caucus process before. going along with these compromises that include tax increases as part of a package becomes a little tricky for him and also becomes tricky for john boehner because now you have with the young guns one of them is an even more than the enormous national figure. finally, let me say the next few weeks are not just about the fiscal cliff. we have a farm bill waiting for action. a farm bill that passed with 74 votes and this is an interesting template as we talk about the fiscal cliff. in the senate model of bipartisanship even in the midst of the greatest drought since the great depression, the house didn't act. whether they can
a question by paul ryan, this was years ago. paul ryan posed the question, and he said wouldn't it be a good idea to introduce personal savings accounts? wouldn't that help put social security on a more stable, secure footing going forward? wouldn't this improve the solvency of the system? and alan greenspan gave what had to have come as quite a surprise to congressman ryan, a very surprising response. he said, well, i wouldn't say that social security is on unsound footing today because there's nothing to prevent the federal government from creating all the money it wants and paying it out to someone. that's a quote. there's nothing to prevent the government from creating all the money it wants and paying it out to someone. the issue, he said, is will the real resources be there in the future for retirees when they're needed? so he turned the focus away from the financial resources, which he says can always be there, to the real resources which is what we should be focusing on, employing people, producing the capital, the goods that are going to be there for the next generation, having the
it to pick out people who bowl and say bowlers made paul ryan fine but what if you are doing is mailing letters to soldiers on active duty with the game of challenging them, that is a crime according to bobby kennedy. and i have to say, while al gore grabbed his ankles in 2000 after he read, personally read my story that was breaking in england. this was before the supreme court ruled that thousands of like people were banished from the voter rolls in florida and after john kerry med -- read my book armed madhouse, he said that is why they lost the election and one of the last bills he introduced to make the stuck illegal on its face. right now you have to prove that it's racially biased. they are going after old jewish ladies and going after native americans. one of their big targets in the south. they say, we are just trying to look for the fraudulent voter. oh yeah, the fraudulent voter. bad as the new red scare. that is the new sleeper cell, fraudulent voter. there could be a fraudulent voter in this room. more likely there would be a 90-foot tarantula in this room because in the la
administration working or not working with paul ryan who will be returning to congress or the gang of six or simpson bowels anybody who wrestled around the with with the issue how you're going to make progress long-term on medicare costs with alzheimer's. again, now 6 million people and dislr 172 billion. thirty years from now 25 million people and annual cost of trillion dollars for a cumulative cost between now and 2050 $20 trillion. that's a lot of money. and all of the market forces and empowerment and everything better management, aren't going to change the fact if people are in a state of dimension for twenty years in a nursing home, it's a a labor intensive and very costly process. and i think it's very unfortunately that these issues did not get raised during the campaign. my friend in the audience started up a group called the american center for course which has been pushing the idea that the cure is cheaper than care. it's cheaper to beat a disease than treat a disease. and so, you know, [inaudible] it's a robust topic. i apologize for that. i do think that maybe this is just w
with mitt romney. the republican nominee and the running mate paul ryan and the families will attend a rally in west chester, ohio. you can see it live tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. eastern on c-span. you're watching c-span2 with politics and public affairs weekdays featuring love live coverage of the u.s. senate. watch key public policy event and every weekend the latest non-fiction authors and books on booktv. you can see past programs and get our schedule on our website. you can join in the conversation on social media sites. >>> next a look at the effects of social media on social change. you'll hear from ben the founder and ceo of change.org an online petition website. he discusses the year of peer peer-to-peer communication to change public policy various issues. national journal editorial moderates the session at the atlanta meets the pacific which takes place in university of california san diego. it runs 45 minutes. [applause] thank you for being here this morning. ben is the ceo of change dpoirg which like many institutions didn't exist 2010 years ago and is now a growing at the rapid pace
a liberal perspective, say we need to do something as paul ryan has proposed with the entitlement system? >> we have done that. i realize conservatives don't accept that, but obamacare is deficit reduction. it's a little hard to quantify specifically because a lot of it's experimental, but most folks who look subjectively say the main drivers of deficit and debt is excessive health care spending. there's a way to constrain it that doesn't gut the system, that doesn't deny you health care that you need. the obamacare plan is let's try out a bunch of pilots and see what works best, and let's learn as we go. and so it strikes me as very short-sighted. even if you don't like it from the get go, look, i didn't like clinton's welfare reform at first. i was not onboard. but i wasn't out there in '96 saying repeal it. gave it a shot. and in some ways it worked better than i thought it would. and in some ways it doesn't. in some ways i think it could be improved. but it was good to try it. even if you're an opponent, because this deficit issue is so serious, this is arguably some of the best ways
know, if you are serious about deficits and debt, you don't begin your program as paul ryan has with major new tax cuts and then imagine how you are going to sort of put that together in the end, and so i think that is a sort of fundamental difference. democrats are protective, therefore they have political incentives to play the same hardball, permanent campaign hardball but they are not prepared to put at risk the full faith and credit of the united states. they are not prepared really to shut down the government. they just won't do that because they believe the government plays an important role, and i think that conservatives, real conservatives want the government that they have and not a bit more in that they need but third, they are not wild and crazy about just dumping on that, and i think we -- it is almost a radical perspective, not a conservative perspective against one that's much more protective of government and i think the difference is real. >> i just want to throw out a theory that you can give in the back of your head and i want to go after to the hash tag even
that one. [applause] tonight's debate between congressman paul ryan and the vice president biden, that should be a lot of fun. check in next week. [applause] i would have to see three is ann coulter versus whoopi goldberg. [laughter] that's extremely one sided in every definition of the term because you would not hear whoopi beeping out every response like they did last time ann was on "the view" which is unfair. the entertainment factor aside, ann is one word, "courageous," truly courageous, willing to use her amazing wit to highlight important issues of our day and describe herself as a to lem cyst who stirs the pot. her background prepared her well. she's a lawyer. she graduated from honors from cornell, graduate of university michigan law school, a columnist, author of eight "new york times" best sellers, confirming the ladies of "the view" are the only ones who have not read the books, they can't comment on them. "mugged," that book is insightful and i encourage everybody to read it. permly, after reading it, i felt so unburdened and liberated i'm going to go ahead and get r
we can get them. [inaudible] the role that you believe paul ryan should play in this fiscal negotiation, what would you like him to do? and how influential do you think you will be on your group? >> i mean, i think, i hope he's front and center with this group because, or in this debate. these probably are best spokesperson i have serious fiscal situation is and what needs to be done to remedy it, put us back on the path we can ask or sustain. i was, i think all of us were impressed with how paul handled himself on the campaign trail. so i hope he's right in in the middle of it. my anticipation is he is going to be, i assume that's where my colleagues are as well. >> if i can just add to that. when you step back and look at the election results and look at some of the conclusions that some have drawn, we are going to need clear voices of leadership to lay out an agenda for the future. i think all is a very important part of that. actually i was glad to see him come back into conference. it was an extremely well in -- warm welcome with a double standing ovation for him. but w
did the vice presidential debate? the way she asked about reproductive choice to joe biden and paul ryan, the men running for vice president was about their faith. he kicked off a question about women's rights issue and reproductive health and health care by asking them about their faith. certainly within the women's movement because of the relationship the women's movement has had around abortion and contraception specifically with regard to the catholic church there's an enormous amount of incredibly progressive catholic organizations and feminist organizations they're very much a driving force in the women's movements of there's a little more prepared this there, no easy answer in terms of how to meet that conversation but the women's movement is that a little more practice through the years in understanding this is a place where we will continue to have to engage. >> i am a member of several communities, learning to get accustomed to the community, i am a little dated. when you look at -- i noticed that this election when it came to freedom to marry, it brought up a lot of the r
gets to do what i did as the governor of massachusetts, and paul ryan wants to privatize medicare, and underfund it, which is incredible. it's a rejection of both theory and evidence. but that's pretty impressive. >> when you look at this interface between medical costs and the budget, this idea that we have to have all these commissions, like rituals about shares. why don't we just have healthcare costs commission, why don't we look that in the eye? >> that would be death panels. i mean, that's -- >> i also think, the reality of american politics is the drug industries are very influential, the insurance industry is very influential and has beaten back reforms over and over. one position in the medicare drug bill, the bill that provided prescription drugs for medicare, and the government, the largest purchaser of drugs in the world, couldn't bargain with the drug companies, estimated to be a gift to the drug companies over ten years of half trillion dollars. now, anybody serious about dealing with our deficit should be the place to begin. how do we talk about it? >> by the way, i
personal agenda within the institution for newt gingrich in 1990 for nationally perhaps paul ryan comes to mind now. so i remember back in that time and this is off the record at the time, but i know i can say it down because he said something like this publicly. but newt gingrich in late 89 had said to me that, you know, actually wouldn't be such a bad day if george h.w. bush was defeated in 1992 because he and his cohorts in the house, republican caucus could write a bit way the wind and an 1894 amid turns if history is any judge, which of course they went on to do. i don't think even then he got majority, but he could get a big minority and in the meantime get up michael lappas house leader. so when you take a story about his prediction that george h.w. bush would probably lose the 92 together put on the previous panel there was a reference to bob byrd predict in the church htb bush wouldn't win in 92. he really and just what a risk to george h. duffy pushed back and what a statesman he was. i will come not quite the same, but midway into team. i covered the 2000 campaign of george w
on providers. >> that probably compromises the care. >> what about premium support? the kind of thing that paul ryan was talking about? a voucher type system? >> is your responsibility to buy your plan with this voucher. >> well, i don't think he will do that. >> can you get there without doing that? >> i think you can, but it's tough. the increasing needs of eligibility to be close to the age that people are living in. the average age is about 70. it is now closing in on 80. that saves a lot of money every year. i think the president has to show the public and the republicans were asking to support higher revenue for tax reform to deal courageously. [talking over each other] >> i think you have to realize here that the president has his own constituency. and if he gets too far off the road here, he is going to lose the democrats and particularly the liberal democrats. i mean, i saw something the other day that lyndon johnson was the majority leader of the senate. he had one republican filibuster and harry reid has had 370 filibusters in the time that he has been majority leader. that is one of
. that is the paul ryan planet was in the budget that congressman ryan wanted to do -- he wanted to turn it into where seniors get a voucher in a shop and buy insurance. i think that's a terrible idea. i am set against it and i will pose it as firmly as i can. the issue is the same with anthem or any other payment mechanism. hospital and medical costs are going up faster than inflation. but we have to do is figure out the different payment mechanisms which we are working on here in maine under the affordable care act. there is one in portland and one in lewiston and one in modesto where we are starting to pay for health and prevention. i think that is the secret that we have to go to, and it is happening and we are already seeing results. i talked to the director of the hospital and we are releasing results to bring the cost down and that's the way we will stay steve woods thank you, cynthia. the issue at all of these health care issues is that we have one side of the equation and we have what represents health care. we have medicine and treatment. we have institutions and on the other s
. in the exit poll he lost even with paul ryan on the ticket for the medicare plan was deeply unpopular among seniors. 60% of white seniors voted for romney and over 60% of the non-call their whites voted for romney. so, i think that they are problematic for democrats and having said that the always from a little better among the blue collar voters in that region and elsewhere. few of them are evangelicals, that helps. look at north carolina to a i don't know if the exit polls -- i will tell you in north carolina or virginia, obama's number on the blue-collar whites are unbelievably low like in the high 20s or around 30 come some of them are even evangelicals. but in long run i do think that the imf pattern, the new democratic coalition is a party and the sunbelt will be more important in the west velte although they do have this incredible the to hold on to wisconsin and minnesota. but by and large i think the shift will be more towards states shaped by the same social forces that obama has embodied in the rising education levels. >> on the question we had a slight disagreement i don't think
, or oversight job in the senate, just like we will do here in the house. >> why is romney and paul ryan lose and republicans lost seats in the senate and lost seats in the house, why did that happen? and what do you think the republican party needs to do to make sure it doesn't happen again? >> can you just identifiers of? >> jonathan weissman from "the new york times." >> i think that's a great question, and i know many of us are looking and thinking about that, but i, i don't think we lost by being too conservative and articulating our principles to clearly. i think was actually the opposite. that the 2012 -- the 2010 election was a wave election, tremendous response from the same folks that propelled the single largest republican majority in decades. i don't think they turned on and on its agenda will, we don't want to cut spending, we don't want to balance our budgets. that's not what he said. but a very slim margin of 51%, the president was reelected. and what we needed it is actually i think do a better job and that's what conservatives have been saying, articulate conservative princip
one of the reason i voted against the paul ryan budget. it changes in medicare i didn't believe was in the best interest of montana senior. my best interest i will always vote, i never vote to prizetize social security or medicare. i believe that they are sound and i believe that they are for for anybody on it now or going to be on it soon. >> moderator: senator tester. tester: in twine the record is clear. you voted to make it to a voucher system. congressman ryan bill. you have been on the platform before. talk abouting what you will never do. for instance, a few years back you talked about never taking pay raise. i believe last count probably five, so can we believe you this time? are you going continue do things like vote to make medicare in to a voucher system. rehberg: it's obviously you'll do anything to keep your job. [inaudible] i have never voted for a pay raise. you have. you voted for a pay raise just several months ago in the united states senate. and i never have voted for a pay raise. and i don't prospective the privatization of social security for anybody on it o
medicare is to ignore the obvious. i don't want to go the paul ryan budget route of voucherrizing it, making it so expensive seniors can't pay for it but if we don't put our best talents together and make medicare a program that lasts beyond 12 years we are not meeting our obligation to the offices that we ran for. the last point, medicaid. what is medicaid? medicaid is insurance, health insurance for the poor. one out of three children in the state of illinois, their only health insurance is medicaid. more than half of the births in illinois, the prenatal care and well baby care all paid for by medicaid. but that's not the majority of what's spent on medicaid in my state. 60% is spent for the frail elderly and those with mental and physical disabilities who shall in institutional settings and they're broke. they've got social security, medicare and medicaid keeping them alive. when the paul ryan budget suggested cutting 37% out of medicaid my question to him is which group are you going to cut, paul? the children? the mothers having babies? or the frail elderly? so yes, we've got to
fall 700 million out of the program. paul ryan takes money at of medicare? >> he has to buy a lot that is the baseline. but what is different with the affordable care act a uses the $700 billion to fund entitlements and other parts of the affordable care act. bryan put the money back into the system to make it solvent so current seniors could count on that plan to be there for them. rozum: we hear back and forth shows how complicated and dysfunctional health care is right now. repealing the affordable care act we need to approve it. that is why i support medicare for all where employees could offer health care not wearing about the bureaucracy of who profits. i oppose the affordable care act. maffei: in medicare and social security is a sacred trust. what ann marie buerkle says don't worry if you are over 55. there are cuts she supported i don't just medicare and social security to be solvent for over 55 but will third-generation as it has given bedrock support. >>moderator: to wrap up the health care i know where you stand but if the next congress should attempt to repeal the aff
paul ryan was josette mitt romney's running mate but by and large they dropped off. most recently we moved to nevada off of be in play list of the leading democratic list as it became clear to the polls and eventually from the early voting statistics that president obama was giving of a pretty strong lead in that state. >> so as the map comes together, what date does the "los angeles times" used to determine? >> we use a mixture of things early in the process. you are mostly relaunching on the public polls as the process goes a long to other things factor into it and one is the reporting that our political staff does. we've had reporters in all of the battleground states as it goes along. we get a lot of information from our reporters and as one's early voting get started, we've been and it's particularly important in nevada i was also important in north carolina we had moved north carolina off of our battleground list because it seemed like the public opinion polls were suggesting that the republicans had a fairly strong lead that it wants the early vote came in, they were very simi
to take a lot of the sting out of the democratic attack on paul ryan, the ryan budget and so on secundus played each other but it's a sort of strange situation now we going to 14 where we certainly have lessons in that the voters just don't like the medicare cuts now. if the medicare cuts and changes and vouchers and premium support are inevitable for fiscal reasons so be it, but then that puts an enormous incentive to people like dr. collins and jennifer who can think of ways to help mobilize the country on behalf of a actually solving some of these medical problems. we don't spend money on polio now because we cure polio. the institute to three years ago found the sold study that the government had done in 1950 in which it had projected that if the polio treatment which is a wheelchair and on your long and continued through the year 2000 across it would have been $100 billion a year in the federal budget so that would have been daunting for anybody is budgeting balanced plan and instead happily in 1955, dr. john working effectively in the public and private the disease went away and we
presidential debate, the way she asked the question that we protect his choice to joe biden from paul ryan, the man who just ran for vice president was about their faith. she kicked off women's rights issue and health care by asking them about their faith. so certainly within the women's movement, because of the relationship that the women's movement to fight around abortion and contraception, specifically with regard to the catholic church permit there isn't enormous amount of incredibly progressive catholic organizations and feminist organizations that are very much a driving force of the women's movement. there is a bit more preparedness fair. there's no easy answer, but the women's movement has had a little more practice over the years in understanding this is a place where we will continue to have to engage. >> zero, i am eric thompson and i'm a member of several communities out there. and learning to get accustomed to the word community. i'm a little dated. when you look at -- i noticed that when it came to freedom to marry, that god had a lot of religious rhetoric. i wanted to know
that paul ryan was talking about? a voucher type system. here is the amount of money you have, it's your responsibility to go out and buy up land. >> well, i don't think he will do that. as to visual. >> can he get there without doing a? >> i think so, but it's tough. this is increasing the age of eligibility to be more close to the actual age in which people are living as opposed to the age that they were living in 1965 when medicare was adopted. the average age was about something. now it is closing in on 80. that saves a lot of money every year. i think the president has to show the public and the republicans who are acting to support higher revenue, that he is prepared and democrats are prepared to deal courageously. >> i think you have to realize here that the president has his own constituency. and if he gets too far off of the road here, he's going to lose the democrats and particularly, the liberal democrats. if the democrats who run the united states senate, where they tried to. i saw something the other day that when lyndon johnson was the majority leader of the senate, trent,
senators meeting off and on to push them through. >> there is a devotion. paul ryan said it is not their intention to raise tax rates. didn't want to agree to the tax hikes how will you work with republicans in the house? this is not what we will negotiate? there has been some change there and speaker boehner but up the olive branch that is the debt negotiations are all about. but look at the tax-cut issue as a major part of the solution and add that into other deductions it is a chunk of change. >> with the press conference . >> guest: i missed the meeting but they passed their blackberry around. he is clearly showing flexibility but the republicans also have to. >> host: you think by the end of the year will sort it out? you are confident? >> we will have to sort out part of it. fifth not every t in every i will be dotted. the estate tax issue where they are now with exemptions. the number of things that should get done and others could be extended there is m&a. the comprehensive tax reform is the hope to bring the business tax rate down with a loopholes to get rid of t
's a devotion to getting it done in the senate. >> you have senior republicans├▒r like paul ryan saying it's not their intention to raise tax rates. they don't want to agree to hold tax hikes now to spending cuts they don't think will materialize. how are you going to work with reasons in the house if they are going to carry on saying, listen, this is not something we're negotiating on as they have for the last two years. you have to deal with; right? >> you do, but there's began change there. speaker bane put out the -- speaker boehner is willing to talk, and that's what negotiations are about. i just look at these, the clinton-bush tax cut issues and where you put the rates as a major part of the solution. when you look at the amount of the money you can bring in, and you add that into some of the deductions, but that is a big chunk of change. >> in the press conference, the president left flex the between them. >> they did cross their blackberries, so, you know, clearly, it is showing flexibility which is important. >> this is going to be a congress in which you think we are going, by t
to take an honest look at medicare. i happen to believe the paul ryan approach was not the right approach, to say the least. i thought that his idea of premium support capping the amount was put into it would've raised the cost of medicare insurance on many seniors, and i think it was unworkable and certainly didn't support it. some have suggested raising the medicare retirement age, eligibility age i should say. and i've trouble with that. my trouble is this, in my family i had an older brother passed away a few years ago. when he retired, he had health insurance from his employer in california, and then he had a massive heart attack and surgery, and they canceled his insurance. my very conservative republican brother who had no use for social programs started counting the days until he was eligible for medicare. that was the only place he could turn. what was at stake were all of the savings he put together for his family. so we would talk on if anybody doesn't talk about a later eligibility age for medicare, what i want to hear is the assurance and guarantee that people like my brother
, that paul ryan look like one of mitrani's kids? right? didn't convey a sense of diversity. republicans are knee-jerk inherently opposed to diversity. that is actually the case. that's kind of one of the republicans, platform. it's not platform but republicans have a knee-jerk reaction to the. those multicultural imposing diversity on this? no way. i think the party, it needs a different look, doesn't? different spokesman, different people out there. so you're right, cubans and mexican-americans and puerto ricans. but i think they need to present a different look. >> sarah palin? in the back. >> good morning. eric schultz, among the political phenomenons that intrigues me the most i think ticket splitting seems to interest me a lot but i wanted to get sure thoughts on that. just looking at some of the results, montana elected a democratic governor, democratic senator, and the president only got 42%. in missouri, nixon and mccaskill, both democrats got 55%. yet obama topped out at 44 and lost every county except jefferson and st. louis and st. louis city. in west virginia, they elected h
's a devotion to getting it done in the senate. >> but you still of senior republicans, including paul ryan who sang it's not an intention to raise tax rates. they want to do this with loopholes. what they say is they don't want to agree to tax hikes now, spending cuts that they don't think will ever materialize. how are you going to work with republicans in the house, if they're going to carry on saying listen, this is not something we're going to go sheet on as they have for the last two years to get to that make up you have to deal with. >> there has been some change there, and speaker boehner has put up with you all that branch and signified he is willing to talk. that's what negotiations are about. i just look out the clinton, bush tax cut issue and where you put the rates as a major part of the solution when you look at the amount of money you could bring in and you add that into some of the deductions we're talking about, but that is a big chunk of change. >> and in a press conference he just did, the president seemed to -- >> one of my colleagues from where this enemies i missed it, the
years on deficit reduction. let's find a way to do it that does not reach the extreme of the paul ryan budget which created premium supports, which literally foreclosed opportunities for seniors to have medicare coverage when they needed it the most. let me also add to my colleague's comments the notion about extend the eligibility age for medicare is one we ought to think about long and hard. to think that a person would retire at the age of 64 or 65 and not have medicare coverage until 67 raises the obvious question. these people in their mid-60's, probably with a health history, will find it difficult to buy health insurance on the open market or afford whatever is available. i want to make sure there are no gaps in coverage for those who need it the most: retired americans who have a health history and canned can't find affordable health insurance. so before we scwurch at the notion of increasing the eligibility age for medicare, let us make certain that there are insurance exchanges, good competition, and aaffordable health care available for those seniors. that should be part of
in lakewood, ohio. he is in cincinnati ohio. paul ryan is in mansfield, ohio. you are in cleveland where mitt romney will be later today. guest: this is an exhibition hall. it is a truly gigantic building that they tell they set aside. they did not really want to give me a number. i can easily imagine 5000 people if not three times that number. the romney campaign is really trying to show that it can draw a huge crowd. host: tom troy is someone who covers politics are the last two months. virtually every major candidates has been in the state at least every day or every other day up over the last few weeks. guest: we fill deducted if there's not a presidential candidate here on any given day. mitt romney was not here in ohio yesterday. gap.eems like a ca they have been on a weekly basis for a couple of months. we have been seeing a lot of the vice presidentials. we saw both michelle obama and ohio had to events. joe biden had her first and only solo campaign event yesterday in ohio. we are seeing a lot of the presidential candidates. we're going wherever they are. host: tom tory was joining u
has won reelection beating his republican challenger. also, the ap says wisconsin congressman paul ryan is returning to congress. he said he is looking for to spending some time with his family and then will return to his responsibilities as house and budget committee chair. we will have more postcampaign coverage coming up for you today on c-span networks. in just a moment on c-span, harry reid will hold a news conference discussing election results. democrats maintain control of us in holding onto seats in virginia and missouri, and picking up seats in indiana and massachusetts. senator reid's remarks will be on our companion network c-span in just a couple of moment. house speaker john boehner will address reporters at the capital. he will talk about the so-called fiscal cliff that lawmakers will be addressing when they return from the break. live coverage starts at 3:30 p.m. eastern, also on c-span. >> on this network, grover norquist and several notable conservatives will talk about the presidential and congressional election results at an event hosted by the group conservativ
the basic structure of medicare as paul -- and medicaid as paul ryan does. it think you can find great, great savings by working the inefficiencies. anyone who's gone through it knows the inefficiencies in the system. they're just incredible. >> or -- excuse me, i apologize. john? is. >> speaker boehner yesterday talked about not increasing tax rates on small businesses, so if that framework could be accomplished, what kind of revenues could be raised within that framework from your point of view, and could you consider the limit on the value of deductions that the president's had in his budget -- >> okay. first, in terms of small businesses how do you define a small business, and that's, again, one of the sort of slippery slopes a little bit. do you define a multibillion dollar entertainment company, sports team or hedge fund as a small business because their structure happens to be a business structure? and so i think there's, i think everyone agrees that what we really mean when we say small business, what the typical voter envisions when we mean small business is the local dry clea
vice presidential candidate paul ryan. he's holding a rally at johnson's corner truck stop in johnstown, colorado. it's live on c-span at 3:35 eastern. and tonight also over on c-span, live coverage of both presidential candidates' final campaign rallies. coverage of that gets underway this evening at 10:50 eastern. last week former joint chiefs of staff vice chairman james cartwright and others took part in a role-playing exercise in which a foreign country launches a cyber attack against a u.s. oil company. the discussion was part of a cybersecurity conference hosted by "the washington post." this is an hour and 20 minutes. >> right over here we have general james cartwright, former vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, the nation's second highest military officer. he is now the harold brown -- [inaudible] and defense studies at csis. after spending 40 years in the marine corps. today he is playing the national security adviser. a role that comes easy to him. next to him is william -- [inaudible] he's the former u.s. deputy secretary of defense, the number two over at the pentag
that even paul ryan supported was good public policy while obama's $787 billion tax and spending stimulus was freedom crushing statism and death of the american free enterprise, but, you know, that's the beauty of being in the minority. in reality, the stimulus was really early evidence thatc'├Ĺ oa was pretty much what he said he was, a data oriented left the center technicrat, a change the system outsider, govern to work the system insider. the first evidence that despite the flowery talk, he understood that bills that don't pass congress don't produce change. the stimulus is producing change. the wrap on obama was that he was a words guy, but he's more of a deeds guy. you know, it's not producing perfection, but making things better and better is better than worse. before the stimulus, 20% of the doctors used the lek tropical records. it'll reduce cost, improving care. it directed 7 million americans out of poverty reducing poverty for another 32 million americans who are already poor. a homelessness prevention program that kept 1.2 million people off the streets. the homeless populatio
happened. i'll pour more salt in the wound. paul ryan said the reason we won is because we did tpwhell you shallen areas. we won his hometown by 24 points and he lost it by ten and it's not an you shallen area. so it's disturbing within eighty days there is that think about that gift to young people, latinos. gifts of contraception to women. so if that's your diagnosis, and it actually has eerie echoes of the 47%. so to the think of soul searching. governor romney is going off the stage. others who are going to be facing voters in 2014 and 2016 are going to be most prominent in deciding a direction. i think that would be concerning to anybody in the republican party is thinking how do we get more square with the country as it exists today. >> i think technology played an interesting role in both of those moments and perhaps others in the campaign. i'd love to hear you talk about this for a moment. for example, in a previous era the 47% tape might never have been made or might have only been an audio taped and leaked to the "new york times" or "washington post" or some other newspaper and e
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